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Chapter 14 – Machine Motions (Linear)

Meaning of motion; Types of motion; Linear motion;

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Motion is the change in position of objects. This is a common phenomenon in nature. The moon moves, we humans move from one place to another. It is also a common practice for various components of a mechanical system to move relatively to one another. Examples include: the needle of a sewing machine at work, the tyre of a moving car, etc.

In this lesson, you are going to learn about the different kinds of motion in machine parts. You are going to learn that every machine is designed to take in energy, do work by the motion of its linking parts and that motion is transmitted from one point to another in a machine.

Meaning of Motion
Motion can be defined as the movement of a body (object) from one point to another with the application of force.

Types of Motion
At this level, the five types of motion to be considered are as follows:

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